How many of you have called a friend and known from the minute they said “Hello” that something was wrong?
That shows you how instantly and unconsciously peoples’ voices can change.
The violinist’s instrument is a violin, the drummer’s instrument is a drum, the singer’s and actor’s instrument is . . .
Their entire body, not an entirely separate, inanimate object.
So what can they do when something goes wonky and they have to perform?
The violinist or drummer can send out their instrument for repair, and carry on with a substitute. But singers and actors can’t send out their throats for rehab, and carry on with a sub.
“Wait! You can’t equate singing with speaking!” I hear someone say.
Yes, you can—it’s the same instrument. I repeat: It is the same instrument.
What makes one sound better can make the other sound better, too.
It takes learning new habits to replace the old ones, and practice-practice-practice!
We’re not talking astrophysics, folks! Just replacing old habits with new.
Just like better sports practices have passed from the pros to the general public. (Think stretching before jogging instead of jogging without a warm-up.)
Don’t like the way you sound?
- Wish you sounded better on your vlog?
- Wish you sounded more confident in public?
- Wish you sounded better every day?
If you didn’t watch the video, “Say it with sound,” in the previous Talking Tips, please follow the link to see it. The video introduces concepts and terms you will need for Talking Tips #3.